It's the kind of cancer that in 50% of cases can be resistant to medical treatment.
Local organizers are undaunted and hope to raise $80,000 this weekend with the 5K Race to Cure Sarcoma.
20% of children with cancer have sarcoma. 1% of adults.
The money raised will go to the Sarcoma Foundation of America which puts a focus on research.
The 5K Walk/Run/Roll is a family friendly event spearheaded by Brendan Locke whose family has been touched by this rare form of cancer.
He was instrumental in getting Governor Scott Walker to declare July Sarcoma Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
Participants will start and finish inside Fowler Lake Park and have the pleasure of running a flat course on smooth roads through downtown and nearby neighborhoods.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS: RACE TO CURE SARCOMA
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 (10:00am - 5:00pm)
Fowler Lake Park in Oconomowoc
9:25 AM Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM Race Starts
10:15 AM Awards Presentation
10:30 AM Closing Ceremony
Sarcomas grow in connective tissue or cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue in your body.
These tumors are most common in the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, fat, and blood vessels of your arms and legs, but they can happen anywhere.
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